Shopping in the Joburg CBD is an adventure and a half. It is the epicentre of the province’s wholesale trade when it comes to everything from fresh produce and bites to eat to flowers and everything in between. But the buck does not stop there, not by a long shot. The closer you move to the inner city the more and more shopping centres and malls you will uncover – not to mention the strings of electronics, grocery and clothing stores that line the streets. We’ve said it once and we will say it again if you are looking for a bargain, head to the Joburg CBD. Here’s our comprehensive guide to shopping in the Joburg CBD.
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Malls & Shopping Centres
Managed by Redcon Prop, Ottowa Mall in the CBD’s Fashion District offers ethnic hair salons, fast food outlets, tailors, and cobblers. The centre acts as the backbone of the surrounding community as it drives the local economy with its long list of retail tenants (100 to be exact). The complex also offers offices to rent as well as long haul storage facilities.
Explore Ottawa Mall
Labeled as a national heritage site, Newtown provides the creative heartbeat that keeps the blood flowing throughout the rest of the city. Thanks to careful planning, Newtown Junction fits into the whole scenario with ease, making shopping in the Joburg CBD so much easier. With anchor tenants such as Pick n Pay and Shoprite, the mall means business. Newtown Junction also has a Ster-Kinekor cinema complex and a food court filled with chain eateries such as KFC, Debonairs and McDonald’s to name a few.
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Located beneath the famous Carlton Centre, Africa’s third tallest building, this underground shopping mall connects the Carlton Centre and the Carlton Hotel. With 180 shops, including retail and fast food outlets, as well as an ice skating rink, this is one of the city’s major shopping destinations due to its location and convenience. So, after a visit to the center’s 50th floor, Top of Africa, observation deck, head underground for some great shopping.
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Cash & Carries
Mega Cash And Carry
From toe-tapping pumps to head-turning sneakers and everything in between can be found at Mega Cash And Carry, located on Market Street in Newtown. When it comes to shopping in the Joburg CBD, Mega Cash And Carry is the go-to for inner-city dwellers when it comes to discounted school shoes, high heels, and slip-ons.
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Two for the price of one! Discounts Foods brags with two branches in the Joburg CBD – one located at Gandhi Square and the other opposite Ottawa Mall. Just as the name states, Discount Foods offers a long list of treats and staples in bulk, for less! Whether you’re popping in to grab your weekly supply of snacks or grocery shopping for the entire month, Discount Foods is the place to pinch those pennies and still walk away with more.
Spar Gandhi Square
One of South Africa’s most trusted supermarkets, Spar offers reliable and quality shopping in the Joburg CBD. The Gandhi Square branch is no different. Thanks to the bus terminals at the Square, the Spar acts as a quick stop for commuters on their way in and out of the Johannesburg central business district.
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